machinelearning

This AI Automatically Removes Harsh Shadows from Your Portraits

A team of computer scientists from Google, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley have created an impressive AI-powered "shadow removal" tool that can realistically remove harsh shadows from portraits, while leaving natural shadows intact. The results are impressive.

This Guy Figured Out How to ‘Cut and Paste’ the Real World Into Photoshop

Artist, designer and programmer Cyril Diagne recently created a bit of tech that looks more like science fiction that science fact. Using a combination of augmented reality and machine learning tech, he's figured out a way to "copy and paste" objects from the real world into Photoshop, using just a smartphone.

iPhone SE: Seeing Depth with a Single Eye

After four years, we have a new budget-conscious iPhone. Like previous SE, it reaches that price point by sticking to components from previous generations. iFixit found the the camera sensor interchangeable with that of an iPhone 8.

Facebook Now Lets You Turn Any 2D Photo into a 3D Image Using AI

Facebook just expanded 3D photo posting to phones that don't actually capture depth data. Using the magic of machine learning (i.e. artificial intelligence), Facebook taught a neural network how to "infer 3D structures from 2D photos," even if those photos were taken with a single lens camera.

Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps

After the success of his last attempt at using AI to upscale a classic short film to 4K and 60fps, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev decided to take this experiment one step further. He took this well-known film of New York City in 1911, and used publicly available neural networks to upscale it to 4K, increase the frame rate to 60fps, and colorize the video.

This App Uses AI to ‘Paint’ New Things Into Your Photos

There's amazing work being done in the area of using neural networks to edit or create photos. If you'd like to experience some cutting-edge technology for yourself, check out GANPaint Studio. It's a free online demo that shows how photo editing tools of the future could work.

Pixelmator’s New ML Super Resolution Feature is a Real Life ‘Enhance!’ Tool

Pixelmator Pro just released a new tool called "ML Super Resolution": a machine-learning-powered feature that "makes it possible to increase the resolution of images while keeping them stunningly sharp and detailed." In other words, the real-world equivalent of all those movies where someone yells "Enhance!" at their computer screen.

Apple Acquires UK Start-Up that Could Provide Major Boost to iPhone Camera

Apple has quietly acquired a UK-based imaging start-up whose technology could lead to a huge boost in iPhone camera performance. The company, called Spectral Edge, pioneered an "image fusion" technology that uses infrared photos and machine learning to produce photos with more "colour, detail and clarity."

Adobe Shows Off Improved Content-Aware Fill Coming Soon to Photoshop

Adobe is making some big improvements to the Content-Aware Fill tool in Photoshop. In a sneak peek of an update that's "coming soon," Photoshop Product Manager Meredith Stotzner shows how an upcoming version of the tool will make it easier to get realistic results from this already-powerful fill tool.

Google’s Clips AI Camera Was Trained in Photography by Pro Photographers

In October 2017, Google announced Clips, a small hands-free AI-powered camera that's designed to capture your life's memories without much human intervention. The camera isn't on store shelves yet, but Google is revealing some new interesting details about it. One such detail is that the camera was trained with the help of real professional photographers.

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we're starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest research in turning low-resolution photos into high-definition photos may drop your jaws -- it's starting to cross into the realm of sci-fi.

Adobe Scribbler Can Auto Colorize B&W Photos

Adobe is teasing an impressive new technology called Scribbler. It's an "interactive deep learning-based image generation system" that you can use to automatically colorize black-and-white photos. Above is a 6.5-minute demo of Scribbler.